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12.07.2005

leaning to the left

we interrupt this program to bring you an important public service announcement.

utility poles leaning like they’re about to topple over… case in point- waiting for the train this morning:

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any moment now the wood is gonna snap and those that survive the spray of rocket propelled splinters are likely to have their legs crushed when the whole thing comes crashing down. (or if you’re j.mo you’ll probably get electrocuted in the inescapable tangle of wires)

it’s not right- i see these everywhere we go. i’m sure jmo thinks i’m crazy. maybe i should get a giant map of boston up on the wall and starting marking them with pins. i’ll have our spare room looking like a scene from a beautiful mind in no time.

but all this telephone pole anxiety is for good reason-

four+ years ago jmo and i were driving down dot (aka dorchester) ave when about 7 or 8 blocks ahead of us one of those big sturdy looking cement streetlamp poles came crashing down right across the street and broke into big ol’ chunks- thank god it missed all the cars nearby and there was no one standing on the sidewalk because it would have been real ugly.

now i bet you’re gonna start noticing them too…

ps- i asked santa for a helmet this year.

7 comments:

shel said...

what's wrong with your tinfoil one?

g said...

my head grew. and there was a nest of sparrows in it.

g said...
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mag said...

yeah, you need a helmet for more reasons then the telephone poles falling down. i hear the kitchen cabinets can be pretty dangerous too....

froggie said...

MON DIEU!

g said...

see what i'm talking about-! i don't think it's safe to leave the house anymore...

Sandouri Dean Bey said...

one fell right in front of my house over the summer after leaning precariously for over a year. the shitheads at n-star refused to do anything about it until it actually toppled over.